Hiroshige -- "100 Views Edo -- Nihon Bridge and Edo Bridge, #43"

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Title "Nihon Bridge and Edo Bridge," #43 ("Nihonbashi Edobashi")
Date First printing 1857; this edition is 1891 "Memorial Edition."
Series "One Hundred Famous Views of Edo--Memorial Edition" ("Meisho Edo Hyakkei")
Publisher na
Seal, Carver/Printer na
Image Size 8 5/8 x 13 1/4
Impression Excellent. Skillfully executed "bokashi" shading to lower/upper sky, bridge post/railings, water areas, and title cartouche; "burnishing" to black-topped post; visible woodgrain to post/railings; highly detailed carving. (Slight smudge upper margin.)
Condition Excellent. Fresh, strong colors. (Light toning, minor wear.) Retains original album backing.
Reference/Illus "Hiroshige--Brooklyn Museum" pl#43.
Comments A very fine printing from the 1891 "Memorial Edition," with much attention to detail. Exceptional condition due to having been preserved inside an album.
Item # BG-18
Price $425 (Not a recent "re-strike"--guaranteed 111 years old.)